Join Andres Gonzalez, Ovidio Cardonona and Julian Oquendo in the Computational and Parametric Modeling Workshops with Rhino 6 and Grasshopper. For information about these seminars, please click here. Also, have some fun playing SudoHopper3D, a card game that allows students and teachers to learn in an entertaining but challenging environment.
Date: June 22-24, 2018
Time: 10 am - 8 pm
Place: Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones Plaza Mayor
Calle 41 #55 - 80, Medellín, Colombia
What is a RhinoFabStudio? A RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.
Posted on 19 June 2018 | 8:02 am
Robotic Fabrications – Circular Saw Tactics
Architectural Association Hooke Park (UK)
26 July – 5 August, 2018
Robotic Fabrications Visiting School is a series of architectural experiments based at the Architectural Association's Hooke Park campus. Operating as an experimental research branch of the AA’s Design + Make programme, Robotic Fabrications reinvents and hijacks traditional making techniques and tools – applying them to innovative processes for architecture.
This year’s programme, Circular Saw Tactics, will operate on small timber sections with precision and high speed, producing exquisite components. The weapon of choice – a circular saw – will gain an augmented level of control when wielded by the large KR-150, allowing users to perform operations with surgical precision. In Phase 3 of the visiting school, participants develop the skin of the foundry. To generate large composite wing structures, participants will test this new tool and the robot to their limit – fostering the cross-fertilization of manual and automated skill.
The pace of Robotic Fabrications is furious. By merging timber construction with cutting-edge robotic fabrication and 3D scanning technologies, the programme offers a hands-on introduction to the world of robotics through the format of a 10-day visiting school. Robotic Fabrications is open to current architecture and design students, young professionals and anyone interested in the relationship between fabrication and technology.
Application Deadline – 13 July 2018
Posted on 18 June 2018 | 8:37 am
Digital Design and Production in Architecture workshop
Politecnico di Milano
From Tuesday July 3rd To Friday July 13th , 2018
The workshop Digital Design and Production in Architecture, organized by INDEXLAB – Politecnico di Milano, offers a new vision of architecture and its manufacturing methodologies.
While 20th Century architecture focused on mass production and serial repetition of its components, today’s architecture will be strongly characterized by varied and unique elements, industrially produced through advanced CNC fabrication machines. At the same time, the rise of novel programming platforms for design generates processes and algorithms that allow the control of form and technological aspects from the first conceptual stages of the design till the construction phase. This makes it possible to integrate aesthetics and functionality, structural resistance and energy performance within one coherent design process.
In defining such “design to production” workflow, both fabrication and material limits and potentials play a crucial role in generating competitive logical construction systems. Robots and CNC machinery contribute to the redefinition of design methodologies and construction processes, transferring most of the manufacturing from the building site to industrial production, where advanced components, integrating structure and envelope, can be designed and fabricated into complex solutions with high aesthetic and functional value.
The workshop aims to bring together visionary companies, advanced designers, and innovation-oriented students to envision new synergies between academic research, architectural practice and industrial production.
Posted on 18 June 2018 | 8:29 am
Are you interested in gaining Parametric competency to push your design skills to the next level?
Are you ready to learn a very exciting and powerful tool that will take your ideas and concepts to a whole new realm?
These Parametric Design Workshops will provide you with the necessary knowledge and ability to use Grasshopper, a free visual programming plugin in Rhinoceros. The workshop will also include a hands-on parametric project.
If you already know Grasshopper and would like to increase your parametric knowledge, then you can choose option 2.
- Option 1: General Workshop for Beginners - 16 hours: Start 14 July 2018
- Option 2: Intensive Workshop for Intermediates - 8 hours: Start 21 July 2018
Posted on 18 June 2018 | 8:22 am
V-Ray for Rhino Webinar
Posted on 17 June 2018 | 7:00 pm
Here's a sneak peek of Galaxia, this year's Temple for Burning Man. Get a preview of one of the most stunning parametric art projects presented by the lead artist Arthur Mamou-Mani and Aaron Porterfield.
The Desert Arts Preview is an event where featured artists share their inspiration and hopes for their work-in-progress. Learn more about this interesting project that matches 3D modeling tools like Rhinoceros and Grasshopper with fabrication tools like laser cutters and 3D printers. An exclusive window into the development, building and creative process of this timber module structure.
Building the Temple is a big financial commitment so if you're interested in contributing visit their fundraising site or sign up for volunteer shifts in Sparks, Nevada, or San Francisco, California, at Galaxia 2018 - Temple Community Volunteers group.
Posted on 15 June 2018 | 7:25 am
Python, the flexible programming and scripting language that is supported by so many applications, allowing your work to be reused in different environments, is now supported on ShapeDiver.
With the Grasshopper Python component, you can use the rhinoscriptsyntax to start scripting without needing to be a programmer. Read the simple introduction to scripting with Python in Grasshopper and check the GitHub repository containing many example scripts to get you started.
It is natively included with Rhino 6 and Rhino 5 for Mac.
Posted on 13 June 2018 | 5:00 pm
|The Neural Network|
Now for you, Proving Ground has new machine learning examples with the LunchBoxML plugin for Grasshopper.
Last year, Proving Ground introduced LunchBoxML – a machine learning plugin for Grasshopper and Dynamo that uses the Accord Framework. Now, LunchBoxML introduced a few new examples to show the application of Gaussian Mixture and Neural Network components.
The Neural Network example demonstrates a simple supervised learning algorithm that uses training data about space attributes (area, length, and width) and their resulting classification (office, conference, etc.).
Posted on 13 June 2018 | 11:32 am
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC) is introducing you a new Master of Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) and related scholarships and internship opportunities for students offered by IaaC.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is a center of research, education, production, and outreach. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the Institute's mission is to envision the future habitat of our society and build it within the present. Following the digital revolution at all scales, from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory, the IaaC is an experimental and experiential center where one learns by doing, through a test of methodology that promotes real solutions.
The Master of Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC), co-directed by Alexandre Dubor and Aldo Sollazzo, seeks to train a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals capable of facing our growing need for a more sustainable and optimized construction eco-system. The Master focuses on the emerging design and market opportunities arising from novel robotic and advanced manufacturing systems, by offering an international and multidisciplinary environment where engineers, designers, architects, artisans, and industry partners rethink the construction industry.
For MRAC, IaaC announces two full scholarships at ABB and CRICURSA, followed by a remunerated three months internship in their facilities in Barcelona.
Students will learn to:
- manipulate and integrate robotics and advanced manufacturing process
- create and generate a parametric design for mass customization in the connected industry 4.0
- integrate computer vision and sensor feedback for complex material systems and fabrication processes
- explore the potential of computational optimization, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
- understand and integrate the potential of autonomous robot systems
- develop new applications of augmented reality and connected mobile devices
- propose new digital design and building technologies for both prefabrication and on-site construction
Posted on 11 June 2018 | 8:29 am
The Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is well known for its contributions to research in global environment, geo systems, and climate.
ELiSE Leichtbau is a technology brand of the AWI. The ELiSE team focuses on lightweight design and optimization based on the biologic research on algae skeletons and collaborates with major companies in the automotive and aerospace industry, among others.
The Bremerhaven (Germany) team is searching for a software developer as soon as possible for the following tasks:
- contribution to the development of a modular software architecture for the parametric generation and assessment of geometries
- assistance in the development of a Grasshopper plugin
- design of an upcoming software in a planned start-up
- Bachelor's or Master's Degree (or similar) in a study program related to computer science or engineering
- advanced knowledge of C#
- experience with microservice architectures
- experience with graphics applications
- experience in agile software development with continuous integration
- experience in CAD kernels (RhinoCommon, Parasolid,...)
The job offer is limited until August 31, 2019, with the option of a long-term extension and the prospect of a key developer position in the start-up.
If you are interested in a challenging software development in an open-minded, young group, please contact AWI directly or find further information on the position (in German): https://www.awi.de/nc/arbeiten-lernen/jobs/stellenangebote/software-entwicklerin.html
*Students with C# and Grasshopper skills are also welcome to apply to a part time job by contacting email@example.com
Posted on 11 June 2018 | 8:03 am
Register for this webinar to see how accessible Orca3D Marine CFD can be. It takes just minutes to set up and start an analysis, and it is practical to run on ordinary engineering laptops or desktops.
Posted on 8 June 2018 | 3:38 pm
Introduction to Jewellery Modeling and 3D Printing by Chesco Díaz
16-17 June 2018
Instituto Gemológico Español
C/ Alenza, 1. 28003 Madrid
The IGE (Instituto Gemológico Español) is organizing an introductory course to Jewellery Modeling and 3D Printing. Chesco Diaz, jewelry modeler, Rhinoceros and Rhinogold authorized trainer, and IGE teacher will show the typical working process from the design to the printing of the jewellery piece.
Course Fee: EUR 100. IGE members will get a 15% discount.
Seats are limited!
Posted on 8 June 2018 | 3:56 am
Posted on 7 June 2018 | 3:06 pm
In Lund in southern Sweden, Snøhetta has designed a functional landscape park to radiate from the synchrotron radiation laboratory MAX IV. The landscape functions to mitigate ground vibrations.
The 3D modeling proved crucial. Snøhetta established the design layout by extracting the nature of vibrations into rational values inserted in Grasshopper. The mounds pitch and roll at a wavelength pattern that corresponds to the traffic vibration, while responding to the circular form of the synchrotron building.
Landscape Architecture Magazine looks at it this way:
Posted on 7 June 2018 | 2:16 pm
Speckle is an open source design/AEC data exchange platform currently integrated with Grasshopper and Rhino. It helps designers share geometry and information easily and in real time among their team, and keep full ownership of their data. You can test out the plugins straight away!
Recently, the Speckle Server & API have reached the 1.0 milestone. Now you can dive in more deeply in deploying your server, managing your streams online, etc.
If you want to be part of the Speckle community, share thoughts or cries for help, you can visit the forum or the Speckle Slack channel. Code contributions are more than welcome - all the code is released on GitHub under the MIT license.
This project started out of the InnoChain research network (of which McNeel is an industry partner) and received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 642877.
Posted on 4 June 2018 | 8:28 am
Reshape is an online platform promoting research, design, and production of digital ideas, exploring implications and applications of technology and innovation in our society.
Annually Reshape launches a competition organized by Noumena in collaboration with IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions and Fira Barcelona to foster the use and adoption of Additive & Advanced Manufacturing on wearable and product design.
Posted on 31 May 2018 | 5:30 pm
Before bringing this product to the market, further developments are necessary and are being currently evaluated.
Posted on 31 May 2018 | 1:44 am
Marine Design Workshop: Orca3D + ExpressMarine by Stéphane Dardel
11-13 July 2018
McNeel Europe S.L.
Roger de Flor, 32-34 bajos
08018 Barcelona (Spain)
- Orca3D Properties
- Rhino refresher: modeling aids, Gumball, geometry edition
- Hull assistants
- Foundations of modeling and fairing techniques
- NURBS theory
- Point control
- Surface analysis
- Hydrostatic calculations
- Stability with criteria verification
- Performance prediction
- Weight tracking
- Orca3D to ExpressMarine
- ExpressMarine modeling environment and GUI
- Modeling: Start from scratch
- Shell node
- Cutouts and openings
- Custom objects
- Interface to ShipWeight
A reasonable proficiency with Rhino is expected from participants.
Any modern PC running Rhino 6 will be ok in the context of the training workshop.
Software Licenses: Orca3D and ExpressMarine licenses can be provided free of charge for the duration of the training.
Course Fee: EUR 795 (+VAT). Full-time students, university teachers (proof of status required) will get a 50% discount. Please note your seat is only confirmed once the payment clears.
Maximum Number of Participants: 10 participants. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.
Posted on 31 May 2018 | 1:22 am
The AA Visiting School in Jordan is a ten-day intensive course based in Amman, with organized visits to the Wadi Rum Desert and Petra - both UNESCO world heritage sites. The course includes technical software tutorials in cutting-edge software, a design component, and guest lecture series.
The course focuses on speculating architecture for MARS, with the Wadi Rum desert resembling Martian landscapes. The course will highlight novel techniques in design and fabrication at multiple scales: material, architectural and urban.
An extraordinary travel, learning and networking experience, this is a credential for graduate studies and career opportunities.
Posted on 30 May 2018 | 4:00 pm
The Block Research Group (BRG) in the Institute of Technology in Architecture, led by Prof. Dr. Philippe Block and Dr. Tom Van Mele, is hiring a PhD student on the topic of the design and engineering of funicular shell floors, starting from September 1 of 2018 at the earliest. This project is funded through the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Digital Fabrication from the Swiss National Science Foundation. This project is part of an NCCR collaborative stream in bespoke digital prefabrication and the multi-criteria optimization of performative building components.
Posted on 30 May 2018 | 5:33 am
Posted on 30 May 2018 | 2:58 am
The emergence of ICTs has led to a paradigm shift in architecture. Parametric design, digital fabrication, 3D printing, and prototyping are revolutionizing 21st-century architecture, creating new multidisciplinary professional profiles able to meet the challenges of this socioeconomic change.
An architectural project is a complex process, in which knowledge management must link to design in an operational way. Parameters are all the categories of information that affect decision-making when a project is carried out.
Parametric architecture can aim to go beyond geometry and the form, to design a system taking in all the variables and categories involved in the process. This is the potential offered by modern software tools: Grasshopper, Rhinoceros, Revit, Dynamo, BIM (Building Information Modeling), etc. This changes the design process, making architects into builders of systems, not just models.
While today many courses provide a partial perspective, based on the direct application of software in numerical control machines to produce complex objects. This UPC master's degree offers a comprehensive approach: it trains professionals in advanced architectural creation, focusing on efficiency in buildings and a commitment to the environment.
The master’s degree in Parametric Design in Architecture is an international program that seeks to teach and explore technology efficiency. It is oriented to the integration of computational tools and digital manufacturing technology in building systems and architectural design.
It's taught at the l'Escola d'Arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV), which has a residence for international students, as well as the latest technology in equipment and facilities. Its Model Workshop, digital laboratories, and technology & innovation research teams CODA and SMIA, as well as its involvement in the FAB-Lab Barcelona network of Digital Fabrication Centres, mean that students can explore all the possibilities of parametric design.
Posted on 30 May 2018 | 1:16 am
why every designer should learn 3D:
Posted on 30 May 2018 | 12:51 am
The workshop Digital Design and Production in Architecture, organized by INDEXLAB – Politecnico di Milano, offers a new vision of architecture and its manufacturing methodologies.
While 20th-century architecture focused on mass production and serial repetition of its components, today is strongly characterized by varied and unique elements, industrially produced through advanced CNC fabrication machines. At the same time, the rise of new programming platforms for design makes it possible to generate processes and algorithms that allow the control of form and technological aspects from the first conceptual stages of the design till the construction phase. It's now possible to integrate aesthetics and functionality, structural resistance and energy performance within one coherent design process.
In defining such “design to production” workflow, both fabrication and material limits and potential play a key role in generating competitive logical construction systems. Robots and CNC machinery contribute to the redefinition of design methodologies and construction processes, transferring most of the manufacturing from the building site to industrial production, where advanced components, integrating structure and envelope, can be designed and fabricated into complex solutions with high aesthetic and functional value.
This workshop brings together visionary companies, advanced designers, and innovation-oriented students to envision new synergies between academic research, architectural practice and industrial production.
Posted on 29 May 2018 | 4:12 am
Posted on 29 May 2018 | 4:08 am